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    EU Mellanox SX6036 36ports QSFP €150

    Use the x86 image from the Lenovo download site instead. That way you can use tools such as ltrace.
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    [ESX7] Change SCSI Controller virtual PFSense LSI SAS => pvSCSI

    Ubuntu 18.04 shouldn't be a problem, as Linux has supported pvscsi for a very long time. If you have more than one disk, you might need to change the order of the disks if the VM doesn't boot. But normally it should just work. The Windows trick is just something you do to force the...
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    [ESX7] Change SCSI Controller virtual PFSense LSI SAS => pvSCSI

    PFSense doesn't support pvscsi currently. When FreeBSD get it, so will the next major PFSense version. Support for pvscsi was pushed to FreeBSD in november 2019
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    ASUS Z10PA-D8 - Dual Socket 2011-3

    It makes sense that all slots are wired to CPU1: the board supports the E5-1600 series and that series only supports single cpu. The E5-1600 has 40 lanes of PCIe 3.0. if you add together the lanes from all five slots you get: 8+8+8+8+8 = 40. The last PCIe slot (slot 1) is 2.0 and doesn't come...
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    How to create datastore with ESXi 7.0 and SAS2008

    This sounds like a problem I had with a Fujitsu card flashed to IT mode. Only one port worked. The problem had something to do with the SBR. Is the card you're trying to use a Fujitsu card flashed to 9211-8i in IT mode?
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    How to create datastore with ESXi 7.0 and SAS2008

    The SAS2008 based adapters are no longer supported and there are no drivers. The physical view of the pcie devices will list all devices, no matter of support. To use ESXi 7.0 you have to replace the controller and get a supported one. Or downgrade to 6.7, that still supports SAS2008 based...
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    Beware of EMC switches sold as Mellanox SX6XXX on eBay

    According to https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/lr4-support-on-mellanox-switches the 6012 supports LR4 optics on all ports in ethernet mode. If you need LR4 with IB, you have to edit the profile INIs to support high power mode.
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    ASUS Z10PA-D8 - Dual Socket 2011-3

    That link only shows an example for one specific board, the Z10PE-D16 WS. If you look in the manual for Z10PA-D8 : https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Socket2011-R3/Z10PA-D8/Manual/E13692_Z10PA-D8_Series_UM_V3_WEB.pdf On page 2-17 you have the following text: 2.5.4 PCI Express x16 slot (x16...
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    ASUS Z10PA-D8 - Dual Socket 2011-3

    I also bought one of these. Running it with a single cpu at the moment, as all pcie slots are wired to cpu1. Running it with a E5-2678v3 and 64gb (4x16gb) ram. So far so good atleast :) Quick question; my motherboard included the ASMB8-iKVM chip. Did all boards come with this or was I just lucky?
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    Beware of EMC switches sold as Mellanox SX6XXX on eBay

    Archive.org has a copy of it: dl.hjemmelab.com - /Mellanox SX6012/
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    EU Mellanox SX6036 36ports QSFP €150

    True. But a bit of a pain to cable tho, as the modules are stuck to the cable :) If that isn't a problem, here is a 50m version: FS for 50m Mellanox MC220731V-050 56G QSFP+ AOC Cable
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    EU Mellanox SX6036 36ports QSFP €150

    I don't think there is a general problem with the DACs from FS. I just got mine from a "bad batch" (they had green pullers on them, compared to the working ones that had black pullers). They said that they had a bad batch from the upstream supplier of the 40G DACs and that all batches after the...
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    EU Mellanox SX6036 36ports QSFP €150

    I can just add to what @Rand__ wrote. I've used the same NICs and only DACs. What I know, there are no 56Gbe optical modules. If you want to use optical modules you have to go with 40Gbe. (if I'm wrong here, please correct me). But for the DACs, my SX6036 has been a bit picky. I bought a few...
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    Beware of EMC switches sold as Mellanox SX6XXX on eBay

    Have you tried removing the password via the commands that @necr posted? https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/mellanox-sx6012-help.9628/#post-192305
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    Quiet 16 port switch with 10G uplink

    Yes, just go ahead. But as to expect, some features will be missing. (I don't remember exactly which, but I think the temperatures of the sfp+ modules doesn't show in older firmwares https://download.mikrotik.com/swos2/css326/swos-css326-2.4.bin